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Motorola Moto G starts receiving Android 4.4.2 update

         

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December 20, 2013, 1:09 IST

Kunal Khullar

Motorola Moto G starts receiving Android 4.4.2 update

The Moto G was recently announced by Motorola and has been grabbing a lot of attention thanks to its quality specs and low price. The smartphone, although not officially announced in India, has already started popping up on online stores at a price of Rs. 15,137 with an assurance that it would be delivered in 10-14 days.

Now we are getting to hear that the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat update has already been pushed for the device and will be available for the global as well the US version. In case you didn’t know much about the device, the Motorola Moto G comes with a 4.5-inch 720p display, runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU along with 1GB RAM. There is an 8GB as well as a 16GB variant with an additional 50GB of Google Drive storage offered by Motorola free for two years.

Here’s the full changelog for the new 4.4.2 update on the Moto G:

•    Android 4.4, KitKat: Android 4.4.2, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more tools and capabilities for better app development.
•    Phone dialer: Improved the phone app with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search your corporate directory easily.
•    Camera – Focus and exposure: Enhanced the “touch to focus” option with a new circular, on screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo’s focus and exposure.
•    Gallery – Photo editing: Added new photo editing options to the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments to color, exposure, contrast and more.
•    Printing documents and pictures: Added support for printing photos, Google Docs, GMail messages, and other content via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hosted services like Google Cloud Print and HP ePrinters.
•    Hangouts – SMS/MMS support: Incorporated a new version of Google Hangouts that supports integrated SMS/MMS messaging. Hangouts can be set as the default SMS app under Settings > Wireless > Default SMS app.

Source: Motorola

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